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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group


Research Overview

Background in epidemiology using mathematical modelling approaches to understand dynamic large-scale animal and plant systems. Currently focusing on plant epidemiology and crop yield optimization across regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, predicting threat levels of economically important pests and pathogens. Being based at WAVE headquarters* in Côte d'Ivoire,  provides the pivotal location for maintaining effective communications with a network of collaborators in organisations across central and west Africa and the UK.
* Université Felix Houphouët Boigny, Pôle Scientifique et d'Innovation de Bingerville

Previous Positions 

  • Jan 2021-Dec 2021 Research associate, National Advanced School of Engineering, Cetic Project, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Feb 2019-Jun 2019 | Apr 2018-Aug 2018 | Sep 2017-Dec 2017 Visiting Scientist, Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, Team Biocore
  • Sep 2016-Dec 2021 Part-time instructor, National Advanced School of Engineering, Yaoundé, Cameroon



  • 2021 PhD in Modelling, Analysis and Control of Plantain Plant-parasitic Nematodes, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
  • 2015 MSc in Modelling in Animal Epidemiology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
  • 2012 BSc Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Dschang, Cameroon

Key Publications


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Awards and Fellowships

  • 2023 MSCA-BIENVENÜE Co-funded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Région Bretagne and partner institutions, the programme aims to reinforce Brittany’s research excellence and R&I regional politics.
  • 2021 Ovide Arino Outreach Award Joint award from ESMTB (European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology) and the SFBT (Société Francophone de Biologie Théorique) recognising contribution to biology mathematical or theoretical sciences, carried out in collaboration with a European or French-speaking country.
  • 2019 EMS-SIMONS for Africa



Lecturing role: Probability theory, Analysis, Computer sciences for mathematics, Numerical analysis. National Advanced of School of Engineering, Yaoundé, Cameroon. 


  • 2021 Organizing committee of the workshop on mathematical modelling for biosciences (m2b), first edition. National Advanced School of engineering, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 2021 Organizing committee and keynote speaker of the seminar “Introduction to data-driven artificial intelligence”. ActivSpaces, Douala, Cameroon
  • 2016 Organizing committee of the Research School CIMPA-CETIC: mathematical and computational modelling in epidemiology, ecology and agronomy. National Advanced School of engineering, Yaoundé, Cameroon


Visiting Researcher
Israel Tankam Chedjou

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street,